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The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Wednesday in Trump v. Hawaii, the third iteration of Trump’s travel ban issued last September, reports the New York Times. The justices will consider whether restricting travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, and Somalia, the six Muslim countries of the eight listed in the Trump administration’s executive order, is unconstitutional.

Encryption

Building on Sand Isn’t Stable: Correcting a Misunderstanding of the National Academies Report on Encryption

The National Academies’ report on “Decrypting the Encryption Debate” says some computer-security experts have ideas for implementing secure exceptional access to encrypted systems—but that’s a far cry from saying they’re “trying to build” them.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Lisa Monaco and Wayne Williams on Protecting the 2018 Election

On April 10, at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Verify conference, Eric Rosenbach, co-head of the Belfer Center at Harvard, moderated a conversation on election security between Lisa Monaco, who was most recently the homeland security adviser to president Obama, and Wayne Williams, the secretary of state of Colorado. They talked about frameworks for addressing election security, how states can team up with the federal government, and how to handle foreign information operations.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

The man suspected of plowing a rental van into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder, though his motive is still unknown, CNN reports. On Monday suspect Alek Minassian, 25, sped down a busy Toronto street and careened onto a sidewalk, leaving 10 people dead and 15 injured.

Secrecy: FOIA

Newly Disclosed Documents on the Five Eyes Alliance and What They Tell Us about Intelligence-Sharing Agreements

Analysis of newly disclosed documents undergirding the international intelligence sharing arrangement between the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, otherwise known as the Five Eyes alliance.

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